Module 5 – urticaria and drug eruptions
This module focuses on identifying, diagnosing and treating four different types of drug eruptions then moves to chronic urticaria and distinguishing between erythema multiforme, Steven-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Allergic conditions and less common reactions are included. The causes, differential diagnosis and management of chronic urticaria are discussed in detail. Contributors to triggering these conditions are outlined as well as treatment options. Clinical cases provide visual learning.
Module 6 – nutritional dermatoses and delusions of parasitosis
This module discusses malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, obesity dermatoses and delusions of parasitosis. The classifications and causes of malnutrition are explained in detail, including demographics, symptoms, testing, management and prognosis. The vitamin and mineral deficiency section explains how key vitamins and minerals work, their sources, and features/symptoms of deficiency. Differential diagnoses and treatment options are included. Obesity dermatoses is addressed and includes symptoms for leg ulcers, lipodermatosclerosis and lymphedema. The module concludes with the psychiatric disorder of delusions of parasitosis. Clinical patient presentations demonstrating this condition are shown and the management of this condition is suggested.
Module 7 – sexually transmitted infections and HIV
This module demonstrates how to identify cutaneous manifestations of sexually transmitted infections including HIV and how to diagnose and treat related skin conditions using pattern recognition, history and laboratory exams. STIs covered include HPV, HSV, syphilis, condyloma, genital herpes, chancroid and gonorrhea. Clinical cases are provided extensively throughout the module. Clinical features, testing and treatment options are outlined. HIV related skin conditions include seborrheic dermatitis, malassezia, crusted scabies, lymphedema, HPV and SCC are addressed with treatment options and best practice recommendations.
Module 8 – vulvar skin diseases
This module focuses on skin conditions of the vulva and includes pigmented lesions and inflammatory skin diseases. The first section investigates benign pigmented lesions on mucosal areas and includes melanosis, seborrheic keratosis, angiokeratoma, nevi, melanoma and Paget’s disease. Inflammatory skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus and lichen sclerosus. Irritants, allergens, symptoms and treatment options are listed. The role of reflectance confocal microscopy to assist with diagnosis of difficult lesions is considered.